October 19, 1968

On Oct. 3, 1967, Maj. William “Pete” Knight flew the modified X-15A-2 to its maximum speed of Mach 6.7 or 4,520 mph,

1968: Maj William J. Knight receives the Harmon International Aviator’s Trophy for 1967 as the world’s outstanding pilot for flying X-15 No. 2 to 4,520 MPH (Mach 6.72). (Oct 3, 1967 Photo-USAF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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